London E1, London
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The Clock Tower is a unique two bed maisonette set over several floors of a stately Grade 2 listed Victorian block. It retains many original features and offers versatile, adaptable accommodation.
Albion Yard is one of E1's hidden gems and appears on many local architecture tours. This majestic building dates from 1868 and is part of the Whitechapel Market Conservation Area. It is close to transport and everything else that this vibrant, rapidly changing part of London has to offer.
The street door leads to a large, well planted courtyard approximately seventy feet in depth. The high walls and buildings combine to create a very tranquil and peaceful space. Beyond this are the main entrance and foyer. Communal parts were recently refurbished and have the original stained glass windows.
The property itself is well-appointed with solid flooring throughout and comprises the following:
MAIN ENTRANCE (first floor)
Storage space and W.C.
A wonderful room to cook and entertain in featuring an extra high vaulted ceiling and original steel girders. Ceramic Miele hob, large gas ring, indoor grill and two extractor fans. Built in seating with storage below. Natural slate worktops. Range of base units. Windowed pantry cupboard. Airing cupboard. Plumbed for W/M and D/W.
Galleried storage of approximately 3m by 3m by 1m high.
An appealing, well proportioned room with a huge ceiling to floor window overlooking the courtyard. At approximately 3.5m by 3.5m and south facing, this dramatic feature window lets in an abundant amount of natural light. The built-in sofa/chaise longue with table ends was designed specifically for the property.
Room for ample seating.
Under stairs storage cupboard.
SECOND ENTRANCE (second floor)
Utilised as a client entrance by the previous owner for his business.
Antique cedar parquet flooring and rooftop views. Under eaves storage space.
Art deco in style with polished granite tops and surrounds. Extra deep bath. Separate shower cubicle. Views to Spitalfields and the City. Towel storage cupboard on landing outside.
Window to side. Built in storage. Whitewashed brickwork.
CLOCK TOWER ROOM/BEDROOM TWO/OFFICE
Bright and airy with high ceilings. Window to rear of Albion Yard with views north. Large industrial storage shelf/platform. Velux ceiling window. Whitewashed brickwork.
The encased back of the old clock face is another striking detail left over from the building's former commercial days.
As well as the courtyard, there is a very spacious communal roof garden with superb views. It is the venue for many BBQ's, birthdays etc. New Year's Eve on the roof is particularly popular. Events such as outdoor cinema in summer are posted on the Albion Yard Facebook site and noticeboards.
Albion Yard is a thriving, eclectic community of forty eight apartments. It is home to artists, doctors, lawyers, creatives, finance workers and chefs, to mention just a few. It is an extremely friendly, neighbourly block with a wide range of ages and nationalities. Many have been here since it was first converted. There is a Leaseholders Right to Manage Committee which decides on block matters through votes. Meetings are well attended by owners and renters alike. Interested residents can apply to be a director. Admin including accounts is handled by Maunder Taylor who are very responsive to leaseholders' needs and requests.
Service charges last year were IRO £1,700. Ground rent is IRO £150 p/a. The lease is IRO 100 years. Major exterior and interior works were recently carried out.
Whitechapel is a cosmopolitan, lively and fast developing part of the capital. It is dominated by Shoreditch, Spitalfields and The City of London. The neighbourhood is renowned for its alternative music and arts scene, especially The Whitechapel Art Gallery. The local cinema, Genesis, is an Arthouse cinema showing independent and blockbuster films and is located in a renovated 19th-century building. Also close by are The Blind Beggar with it's popular beer garden, The White Hart Gastro Pub, Dirty Burger (part of the Soho House Group), and Tayyabs and Needos curry houses. Sainsbury's supermarket is behind on Brady Street and many residents buy their fruit & veg. and fish from the market. Stepney Green Farmers Market is a short walk away.
Apart from the new Whitechapel Station (District, Hammersmith & City, and Overground Lines), Bethnal Green for the Central Line is less than ten minutes walk away and one stop to Liverpool Street. Crossrail is now expected to open sometime between Easter and June 2022.
Viewings require a minimum of 24 hours notice. This is a 'No Shoes' property and we kindly ask that they be removed on entering.
London E1, London
NEAREST STATIONSDistances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
- Whitechapel Station0.2 miles
- Bethnal Green (Mainline) Station0.3 miles
- Bethnal Green (Underground) Station0.5 miles
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